University of Wisconsin–Madison

Brad Singer

Professor – Geochronology and Igneous Geochemistry                 google_scholar_logo_md_2011
WiscAr Geochronology Laboratory
Introduction to Radioisotopic Dating (tutorial)
The 40Ar39Ar method (tutorial)

(608) 265-8650
Office: 387 Weeks Hall

Singer CV |   NSF Rhyolite Dynamics Southern Andes
NSF EarthCube Geochronology Workshop Executive Summary. Madison Oct. 2013

My research uses high-precision geochronology to resolve fundamental geoscientific problems, mainly in three areas: (1) linking the long-term evolution of volcanoes to current states of activity and unrest, (2) the history of the earth’s magnetic field and geodynamo, and (3) chronostratigraphy and evolution of sedimentary basins. The WiscAr Geochronology Laboratory is sought out by researchers and students both within our Department and from outside of the University of Wisconsin-Madison to address volcanic, igneous, tectonic, and sedimentary processes.


Geoscience 610: Geochronology, Timescales, & Rates of Geological Processes

Geoscience 771: Igneous Petrology for graduate students

Geoscience 370: Introductory Petrology

Geoscience 875, Graduate Research Seminars on igneous processes

Current Graduate Students

Allen Schaen

Jacob Klug